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Christopher Fowler
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Poor old Oscar, endlessly quoted, and not always accurately. I wonder what he would have made of the modern Twitterverse? Would he have loved dropping aphorisms onto it or would he have been horrified by its egalitarianism? I really enjoyed Jon Ronson's 'So You've Been Publicly Shamed', an exploration of modern-day online witch-hunts which could not have been written five years ago. There's a…
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Christopher Fowler
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It looks like a Victorian coliseum. The Royal Vauxhall Tavern is a very odd pub, and has proudly been so for a very long time - most of my lifetime at least. Bear in mind that you're within spitting distance of the Houses of Parliament, and the thought of drag queens on ceiling swings singing Gilbert & Sullivan arias takes on a strange new resonance. London's cabaret bars can trace their origins…
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